Dubai

By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 8th, 2013
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Dubai: A shortage of housemaids and nannies due to a ban on certain nationalities has encouraged recruitment agencies to increase their fees — which in turn has led to the development of a black market in maids in the UAE, market sources said. Gulf News has learnt the ban on visas for Ethiopian domes...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 2nd, 2013
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In July 2012, Ethiopia imposed a ban on its female citizens from applying for domestic jobs in the United Arab Emirates. It cited employer abuse, recruitment agencies abuse and human trafficking as reasons for the suspension. The ban came after an Ethiopian worker sustained burns to more than 80 perc...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Dec 14th, 2012
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Or so claim to be… ESLSE top man denies receiving alleged visit, proposal from DP World executives Africa and Latin America will be primary focus for DP World, Mohammed Al Muallem, senior vice president and managing director for UAE, briefed journalists last week at DP World headquarters in Dubai. To...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Dec 10th, 2012
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By Eman Al Baik, mirates247 Injured maid removes steel bar from the neck herself at the Rashid Hospital Two Ethiopian maids fought each other at the sponsor’s house, one was killed while the other was found alive in a pool of blood with steel bar pierced through her neck. FYO, 28-year-old Ethiopian m...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Dec 5th, 2012
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Hundreds of amnesty seekers have poured into the Philippine consulate and the Consulate-General of Ethiopia on the first day of the two-month amnesty programme for illegal residents. Filipino Cherry R. said she resigned from her job upon the demands of her company when she ran into trouble with sever...
By IndepthAfrica
In Eritrea
Nov 15th, 2012
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An Ethiopian official said the country’s government is close to lifting a ban on its nationals working in the UAE after reaching a labour agreement with authorities in the Emirates. The treaty, expected to be made public in the next two months, would guarantee a minimum wage and insurance for Ethiopi...
By IndepthAfrica
In Press Releases
Nov 8th, 2012
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Prince Tonye Princewill the Rivers state PDP stalwart and leader of Princewill Political Associates (PPA) has described the re-election of Barak Obama as a beacon of hope to all and a triumph of democracy. “This is truly remarkable and a sign of the triumph of hope over cynicism, the reward of hard w...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Oct 10th, 2012
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Abuja – According to latest report, the wife of Nigerian President  is expected home this week.  According to the report, a presidential jet has already left the capital Abuja and will bring the First Lady home on Thursday. Patience Jonathan has been away since the end of August and since then ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Ethiopia
Oct 2nd, 2012
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A despondent maid in Dubai who was fired from her job after complaining about the lack of pay tried to commit suicide — only to be arrested and fined by police, according to reports. The desperate act by the 24-year-old woman, described as an Ethiopian national with the initials “AM,” occurred after ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Sep 18th, 2012
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DUBAI: A maid wrongly stood trial for murder at the Dubai Criminal Court on Monday. The Ethiopian maid, ET, 27, accused of theft mistakenly responded when the name of a female Ugandan visitor, EK, 28 — accused of murdering her compatriot driver — was read out. The Ugandan defendant, EK — who had not ...